What to expect on your first visit to Gateway.

Welcome to Gateway

Whether you've joined us before or are still thinking about visiting, you're so welcome here.

Getting to know each other

We know that going somewhere new can be daunting, so we want to help you get to know us.

When and where do you gather?

We gather every Sunday at 9:45am at The Trinity Centre, SN5 7AR. You can find the full address here.

There is plenty of parking at The Trinity Centre. You might want to arrive a few minutes before the meeting starts to give you time to park and get in the building.

What can I expect?

How long are Gateway's gatherings?

Our gatherings last somewhere between 90 minutes and 2 hours. Normally, our gatherings involve:

  • Music, singing, and other creative expressions of worship.
  • Encountering God through His Holy Spirit.
  • Encouraging one another in faith through Scripture, stories, prophetic words, and other spiritual gifts.
  • Prayer.
  • Sharing communion together.
  • Preaching.
  • Time to catch up, get to know one another, and drink tea and coffee!

Song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along or engage however you feel most comfortable, and there are Bibles available for you to use. If you don't own a Bible, feel free to take one home with you.

We also have British Sign Language and Sign Supported English communication support available upon request. If that is something that would be helpful for you, just let us know in the form at the bottom of the page.

what's the culture like at Gateway?

Our gatherings are relaxed and informal. We're a vibrant and diverse community, gathering people of different ages, cultures, races, backgrounds, and phases of life - so there's no dress code! You'll see people in shorts, joggers, jeans, dresses and suits, national dress, and everything in between. You should come as you are and expect to feel welcomed.

You can sit wherever you feel most comfortable. We normally have rows of chairs, but there are also sofas at the back of the room if you'd prefer to sit there.

Tea and coffee are available throughout the gathering, so feel free to get up at any point and grab a refill.

What about my kids?

We love children and young people and want them to encounter God as we gather, whilst having a lot of fun too! We provide great activities for those aged 2-11 each week.

Because your children's safety is a priority for us, we have a detailed check-in process for our children's groups the first time that you visit. If you're interested, you can read our commitment to safeguarding here.

P.S. Please don't worry about your kids making noise before they go out to their groups - we love having them in with us (and some of the leaders' kids are the noisiest anyway!)

You can read more about our children's and youth ministries below.

Let us know you're coming

Ready to come along to Gateway? We'd love to meet you in person.

Just hit the button below to let us know you're coming and we'll make sure you get a good welcome!